When the S14 Silvia / 200SX first came out in 1994, NISMO was quick to offer a complete tuned car based on it. Named 270R, this 270 horsepower vehicle showed the world how wrong Nissan was : Basically, the excellent balance of the S14 platform, the strong and reliable SR20 engine block, Front engine Rear drive (FR) layout could all make the Silvia an instant winner in the low-cost sports car arena. What a waste to use a viscous LSD, soft as sponge suspension, and those small like a dime brake discs ! NISMO corrected many of these mistakes (but not all) in the 270R, making it a formidable, limited-edition sports car.
While the Nissan Silvia was made as a cheap coupe to compete against the likes of Mazda MX6 and Toyota Celica, the 270R exploited the inherent advantages of the S14 platform as a sports car that is capable of race-course competitions.
50 units of 270R were made, and this car became a celebrating item for NISMO’s 10th anniversary.
The modifications done on the car was modest at best, but still reflected NISMO’s image as a well-established motor racing organisation.
Note : The 270R is no longer made. A new package based on the facelifted S14 is shown as a prototype — known as the GT300. (which looks really like the Silvia used in JGTC race) As far as I know NISMO won’t sell that car as a complete car package, but will instead sell the bodykits to convert post-facelift S14s appearances.